Read more › News - 3rd August 2017

One barcode is all you need

Saturday 29 July 2017 was my 50th parkrun. Little did I ever expect in January 2016 that I would become a parkrun addict and within 18 months have completed 50 runs and taken nearly 10 minutes off my first parkrun time.   I signed up to parkrun along with hubby Donal as he’s from a…

Cathy Weston
Read more › News - 3rd August 2017

An enormous amount to gain

I used to be what you could call a ‘winter athlete’. My friend Ann and I would join the gym for three months – from November to January – and go a few nights a week. We also did some walks around the local roads, but any little excuse would mean I would not go….

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Read more › News - 2nd August 2017

People of parkrun

Name: Helen Carr & Eoin Fegan  Age: 42  Occupation: Helen: Book Editor / Eoin: Marketing Analysis Manager Local parkrun: Malahide Number of parkruns completed: Helen: 95 / Eoin: 51   How did you get involved in parkrun? We saw on social media that the first parkrun in Ireland was arriving in Malahide, so we headed…

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Read more › News - 1st August 2017

Intersport filming live at parkruns near you! 

We are very excited here at Intersport about some live filming at parkruns across the UK and Ireland over the next year, and we could be at a parkrun near you!   In all of our films we will be looking at the amazing community support at parkrun, seeing how Intersport is helping to keep parkrun…

Read more › News - 31st July 2017

Affidea Rock ‘n’ Roll Dublin Half Marathon

Are you ready for a good bit of craic! Don’t miss out on the fifth Affidea Rock ‘n’ Roll Dublin Half Marathon on 12 and 13 August.   Sure it’s the Irish Half Marathon Championships and Olympians will be running. But did you know there are shorter distances too – 10k, 5k, and a 1.5k…

Read more › News - 27th July 2017

A healthy future for our language

I work for Oireachtas na Gaeilge as Activities and Audience Development Officer. My role is to provide opportunities for Irish speakers throughout the island to come together at social, cultural and sporting events, including parkrun, to speak the language and ensure that Irish continues to be spoken into the future. According to the 2016 census,…

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Read more › News - 26th July 2017

Come and say hello to us at Intersport! 

We at Intersport can’t believe that it’s the end of July already, where is the time going? We hope that you are all enjoying the summer and that you manage to get a little bit of time off to spend with family and friends, and find the time to get some runs squeezed in still! …

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Read more › News - 25th July 2017

People of parkrun

Name: Statia O’Carroll Age: 21+ Occupation: HR Business Partner Vhi Local parkrun: Kilkenny Number of parkruns completed: 35 and volunteered 70+ How did you get involved in parkrun? I’m not the sporty type and I was looking for a way to include some enjoyable exercise in my weekly routine. I joined ‘Meet & Train’ in…

Read more › News - 21st July 2017

The most rewarding year

River Valley parkrun will celebrate its first birthday on 22 July. It is hard to believe that a year has passed as so much has happened in what seems to be such a short space of time.   I can clearly remember having so many mixed feelings on the morning of our first parkrun. Excitement for…

Fairview parkrun in partnership with Vhi
Read more › News - 20th July 2017

Meet Vee: Vhi’s New Chatbot on Facebook Messenger

Vhi, Ireland’s leading health insurer, recently announced details of a new chatbot designed to support people on their running journey.    The chatbot, named “Vee” runs on Facebook Messenger and provides parkrunners with helpful and timely hints, tips, hacks, tricks and training advice.   Vee can provide top tips to new runners on getting started,…

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